bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Very dark brown with a clingy beige head. Sweet malty aroma. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Sweek dark malt wtih a slight amount of bitter. Extremely smooth. A dark, heavy beer. Drinks really well.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium brown pour, very little head. Powerfully sweet and soapy aroma, some odd woidy notes. Flavor is sweet, some soapy notes, something is off.
slowrunner77 (9928) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"not as hoppy as i like in the american style, falling somewhere between an english and west coast. very solid brew though. dark in color, with a pleasant but subdued aroma, great body, and nice malty, oak & caramel backbone. 1/10-this batch was all caramel and booze. very one dimensional and really not that good. hope it’s just an off batch or ages really well. 4+ for previous years, low 3 for this year’s."
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and sweet malt and alcohol aroma. There is a slightly sweet dry malt flavor with a warm alcohol trail.
bb (8452) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a light cream colored head. Sherry aroma with some brown sugar. Sherry, caramel flavor with light stone fruit and brown sugar. Medium bodied. Lingering malt, just enough hops, and light sherry.
50belair (3329) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Caramel malt aromas. Somewhat bitter with caramel malt highlights. Below average mouthfeel with a decent body.
ansalon (2846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt copper appearance. Nose is caramel and dark fruits. Taste is somewhat a blend between American and English style Barley Wines, with burnt caramel, raisins, malt and almonds. Very nicely balanced.
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GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glad to see this one was on tap during my recent visit. Body is a rich dark brown color with a 1" beige head. Huge malty sweet aroma, thick with carmael malts, slightly mollasses-like....brown sugar, no noticeable alcohol. Flavor has some dried fruits/raisins, caramel, very sweet, light alcohol burn. Really nice b/w.
Thisis12ptfont (1103) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of molasses, toffee, raisins, prunes, deep malts, grapes, subtle chocolate, barley, and herbs. Appears a dark crimson with heavy lacing. Taste is toffee, red grapes, prominent wine, molasses, barley, roasted malt, prunes, raisins, dates and deep malts. Overall, very interesting. The combination of barley wine and wine is really impressive.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Mild carbonation. Aroma is very yeasty with some molasses. Flavor sugary sweet and alcoholic, not a good carbonation. I also pick up some flavors of prunes and yeast. Body is very thick. Tastes almost as if it was underfermented. Not good.